Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn

4.5
#6 of 16 in Nature in Northeast Region
At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Plan to visit Mud Pots and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Reykjahlid attractions using our Reykjahlid travel planner .
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  • Bubbling pools and steaming straight from the pot earth Beautiful to watch and listen in order to understand the true power of nature.
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  • The smell of sulfur fills the air. The ground is bubbling and steam is rising. This is a cool place to visit to experience Iceland geothermal activity first hand. Very popular stop (lots of buses and ...  more »
  • If you've never seen large geothermal anomalies before, this may be interesting. But it's quite small and not very spectacular. A few large steam vents, silty Black bubbling lake and that's about it. ...  more »

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